There are plenty of entertaining prank videos online.
This type of thing has been around for a long, long time.
Even as a kid I remember watching old reruns of Candid Camera, plenty of carefully set up pranks on unsuspecting victims.
Fake Right Go Left
A common move or technique in competitive sports and games is to fake out your opponent.
Pretending you are moving one way, hoping the opponent will commit is one example.
Even feints and other deceptive strategies are used in chess, to trick your opponent to move his pieces to create a strategic opening.
In world war II, before the Normandy invasion, the allies placed a dead guy with false information regarding the attack.
The idea being that the Nazis would find the guy, find the information, and commit their troops to the wrong location.
Even Sun Tsu talks about various ways to fake out your opponent in order to gain an advantage.
Self sabotage is very common.
Part of you wants something, but another part of you has a problem with it.
For example, you might think you want a 100K a year job, but your unconscious might believe something bad would happen.
So when you start to get close to making 100K per year, your subconscious will step in and cause you to not get the job.
Defeat The Enemy Within
There is a way to circumvent this.
The trick is to program your deep mind to think you want one goal, but really want another.
This does take time, but if you carefully calibrate a misdirectional goal, your subconscious will self sabotage you in the opposite direction.
So your subconscious will think it is tricking you so you’ll fail.
Double Triple Cross
But if you can hypnotize your unconscious mind, it will make you fail, but in the direction of what you want to achieve.
This requires you understand on four different levels.
What you really want.
What you are afraid of what will happen if you get what you want.
What your unconscious thinks you are going after consciously.
And the self sabotage strategy of your unconscious, so you can easily misdirect it.
However, you need to only deceive your subconscious on a very narrow range of conscious awareness.
If you don’t go deep enough, it won’t work.
If you go too deep, it might do irreversible damage to your long term member.
You might start to remember things oppositely to how they really happened.
The Enigma Machine
Another deep deception battle in World War II involved Alan Turing and the Nazi enigma device.
The allies cracked the code, but they couldn’t let the Nazis know that they cracked the code.
So they had to use this information, but use this information in a way so it wasn’t obvious that they were using this information.
Not only is faking out your opponent is a skill, but recognizing that your opponent is faking you out is also a skill.
Perhaps we like watching sports because deceiving opponents, and reading the attempted deceptions in opponents is a human instinct.
My favorite was from way back when TV was black and white.
Can You Help Me With This?
A woman had a suitcase, and she kept asking guys for help.
But under the suitcase, under the sidewalk, was a powerful remote controlled magnet.
And inside the suitcase was a 20lb magnet.
So the poor guy would try and help the woman with her suitcase, they’d switch the magnet on, and he wouldn’t be able to lift it.
Then they’d turn the magnet off, the lady would lift it, and ask the dude why he was such a weakling.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.